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Sep 30, 2012 4:30pm PDT
. campbell. >> good afternoon again commissioners. eric brooks representing san francisco green party and the local grass-roots organization our city. i think it's all been said about general manager harrington. he knows we love him and i will just get to mike campbell and going to the three over there in the staff positions also and barbara, nancy and jason. i think one thing that none of you would commend mike for but we can as advocates is for mike and all these folks is because of the deep passion that all of the advocates have for the issue and getting it right mike and the others have been put through what can only be described as an extremely grueling process of dealing with all of our complaints and disagreements, and as you can see on the 18th we came out of this with something that everybody could live with and that is moving us forward, and mr. campbell is to be commended for going through that only what can be described as a meat grinder to get to this point and anyone that is willing to put up for that for several years deserves comond aigdz and on that note we're not
Sep 28, 2012 2:30pm PDT
. >> good afternoon commissioners. eric brooks representing san francisco green party and the grass-roots party for the city. i'm not going to wax poetic or anything but it's incredible we reach i -- reached this point and i am still pinching myself and how we got to the success and of course everyone in the room had a big part of it and crucial ed harrington and commissioner avalos and i am the guy disoghtd show up in city call and be the community whip but there is so much more of an organization beneath like that like i'm a small piece of the iceberg and over the years we have been working on this there are key groups and we wouldn't have gotten this done. early on green peace, sierra club, global exchange, and bright line project and a new one and a large group which is the first crystallization of organizations all around the bay area to push for local clean energy and local clean alliance and without that group we also wouldn't be here and i want to put out the kudos to all those folks. they did incredible work. as to next steps i think the measure that was passed at the bo
Sep 12, 2012 11:30pm PDT
you. [applause] >> will lowery, isabell, eric brooks, joshua, john weiss, june brasheres. >> good afternoon, my name is jacquelyn flynn, the executive director of the a. phillip randolf institute in san francisco. i first would like to thank ed harrington, all the service he's given to the puc. i thank them for their presentation. i think it is a lot of information to digest. i am here, and i would like to say we are here. i have folks with me. on behalf of communities and residents we serve. i appreciate the questions that the board has asked. the puc, as well as the controller's office. i thank you for your service because i believe you are the front line protection for our communities. i would like to voice a few concerns i have. i have been in conversation with people around the issues that i thought of as i read through both presentation as well as controller's report. but i would like to ask that you consider the families that struggle to make ends meet and consider the parents that work hard to keep a roof over their head and lights on and the families they have warm and s
Sep 12, 2012 2:00pm PDT
. >> thank you. >> good afternoon, supervisors. eric brooks, representing san francisco green party and local grassroots, our city. man, has it been a long ride and long road since 1999 when tom ammiano started this and we are finally getting it off the ground. the main thing i want to do is thank supervisors kim, chu and especially supervisor ferl for the tough questions. * some of my colleague also grumble under their breath what is ferl doing, complaining about this program? i think what you are doing is actually vital to this program. the grassroots and environmental community groups you just heard that are supporting this program are supporting it because we are going to build, because the shell contract is a kick-start for the next five years of building 100 megawatts of renewables and efficiencies, putting 4,000 a year to work doing that and creating a boom for our economy, not a bust. if we were to roll out at the beginning of next year an expensive program that the rates are wrong and scary to customers or if we were to roll out a program without making clear what they were getting i
Sep 18, 2012 3:00pm PDT
eric brooks, green party folks, and others, for staying with this, for this period of time. so although the u.s. never ratified the -- protocol i think it's responsible for us to at least locally to start talking about reaching the goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. so i think it's a conversation that's long overdue. i hate to be corny but there's that bumper sticker, act locally, think globally. i might have it reversed. so anyway i'm really happy to be here today to support this. >> president chiu: supervisor farrell. >> supervisor farrell: thank you, president chiu. and, colleagues, and also want to echo support and thanks to ed harrington. i think he's done an amazing job. i know we will talk about you later but done an amazing job at the puc. you know, when i first heard of cca a number of years ago before being on the board of supervisors, and the notion of creating greener, cheaper energy, that also creates local jobs, you know, who wouldn't support that idea. and i believe, as much as anyone in building our green economy here in san francisco, and doing what we can to m
Sep 20, 2012 2:30pm PDT
afternoon, commissioners. eric brooks, representing san francisco green party and the local grassroots organization, our city. and just here to reiterate what a lot have said about keeping this entire team in place. and i'll focus primarily, since others have focused on other things, on clean power sf. this commissioner team is the commissioner team that successfully delivered clean power sf to us, after eight years of battling to get it off the ground. we need to keep that team in place because they know what they're doing, they know how this program works. commissioner moller caen is going to be important because for her entire tenure she has had a laser focus on finances and getting them right and also on common sense. i talked to her on tuesday after the vote, and we agreed that we need to roll this program out in a sensible way and an economically sensible way so that it gets done right. and when it comes to the build-out francesca vietor was crucial to making sure that that was in the program. for many years, it was sort of an after thought and we had to fight and fight to get it
Sep 29, 2012 9:30pm PDT
. >> next speaker. >> good afternoon supervisors. eric brooks representing san francisco green party and the local grassroots organization our city. i want to concur with director radulovich that this is not ready for primetime. the member organizations that i represent several months ago wrote you a two-page document by multitudeness problems with this. the only thing that we got was term limits for the oversight board members. that is not good enough. this needs to be much stronger. the board needs to be the controlling agency on this stuff, not some oversight board with a bunch of city hall insiders who have been working in favor of wall street developers their entire careers. as other people said we need citizen representatives from mission bay, bay view hunters-point and also the new transbay terminal area. we need those neighborhoods on this board represented and i would say that we need the supervisors in those districts to be voting members to this board. finally i would say in light of what is happening on treasure island and in light of the fact in the bayview hunters point
Sep 19, 2012 10:00am PDT
to throw in before we go, brooke, a statement that came out from eric schultz over at the white house. i have to put on my glasses to read this. it said, today's report affirms the problem of gun walking was a field-driven tactic that dated back to the previous administration, says it was this administration's attorney general who ended it. down further in the statement, they make a political turn and say if republicans still have any legitimate questions about "fast & furious" this report answers them in light of the thorough report in congress, a 16-month investigation. republicans, it says, have no excuse to keep wasting time and taxpayer resources on politically motivated election year attacks. so the back and forth over politics on "fast & furious," it continues, brooke. >> no surprise. mr. jonzhns, i appreciate it. >>> back home, hundreds of thousands of kids back in school after a crippling teachers strike. but the deal in chicago would have national implications. my next guest, one of the most respected voices in education, here she is, michelle rhee, she gave the teachers a piec
Sep 18, 2012 10:00am PDT
started with eric ericsson back during occupy a year ago. suggesting i'm of the 53%, not of the 47% who supposedly don't pay taxes. now, glen kessler has given mitt romney's comments three pinocchios today. david brooks as well and others pointing out that he just doesn't have the facts right, chris cizilla, as to who pays taxes. >> talking about federal income taxes, 46.4% of people but that exempts lots of people. there are people who pay property tax, but don't pay income tax, older folks. it's not -- it's a talking point that has been kicking around conservative circles for some time. this is not new. it is not, in fact, born out by the facts. what mitt romney is doing here is something we've seen mitt romney do before. it's what all politicians do to an extent, what he does more than others, he tends to say what he thinks his audience wants to hear. who is he talking here? $50,000 person fund-raiser, wealthy people buy and large and this sense that the wealthy are the ones paying the freight for nerve this country. unfortunately, when things like this come out, the white house did
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